Thursday, 15 September 2011

Kraft + Black = LOVE!


Whoop whoop for Friday Eve!!! I'll be soooooo happy when it's Friday evening :)

But before I skip straight to Friday evening, let's focus on Friday Eve first:

It's CASE study time of course!

We're still with our fabulous muse, Julie Lacey for September so let's take a peeky at her fab card up for the CASE study this week:

You can check out the original post of this card here!

I always think there's such an understated elegance to black and kraft - I love it! So, unsurprisingly, that's exactly what I took from Julie's creation this week for my own card:

just a note

I was also drawn the the use of silhouettes as well (and yes, I couldn't resist the sweet temptation to run my linen impression plate over this for that extra rustic feel *grin*)

Edited to add: I'm also going to enter this into The Kraft Journal challange. Thanks, Beth for giving me the heads up for that!

So there you have it: that's my own card totally inspired by Julie's card and I hope you're feeling inspired to join in the fun and play along too! Simply take any element of Julie's card, be inspired and go on a creative adventure (be sure to share it with us of course!)

And also be sure to check out what the rest of the awesome CASE study DT whipped up for ya:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Clare Buswell
Debby Hughes
Cristina Kowalczyk
Jean Martin
Julie Smith
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline
Julie Lacey (September's Muse)

Right I'm signing off for now: I've still got two days of work to keep me busy before I hope to catch up with everything here in Blogland over the weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
All PTI Products Unless Stated
{Just a Note}
Stamps: Peaceful Garden, Happy Trails
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream/Kraft/True Black
Accessories: Rustic Jute Button Twine/True Black Vintage Button
, Linen and Canvas Impression Plate, Cuttlebug (Provocraft)


Sharron said...

Very classy & quite stunning--love the combo of bamboo & grass! I especially like the twine and button placement--perfect finishing touch.

Marisa said...

Love it! Such a great colour combo and the touch of twine is perfect! I can see a new addiction in place too ;)

Shelly said...

Cool card: I like the oriental feel of the card, and the simplicity of the design :o)

Shelly X

Elena said...

gorgeous! I totally love the black with the kraft :) And that impression plate gives the perfect finishing touch every time!

Teresa Kline said...

luv this....gorgeous!

enjoy *~*

Jess said...

I adore the simplicity of your card, and that linen embossing folder - love it to death! :)

Lynn said...

Happy, happy sigh coming from across the pond. So's stunning!

Julie said...

Beautiful Aimes! Love the texture,t he stamp and the twine & button. Makes a perfect card!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful and sophisticated!

Andrea Ewen said...

Simply elegant, Aimes...but then I never see anything less here... ♥

~amy~ said...


Connie MacFarlane said...

Love the clean and classic lines of this card as well as the colour combo.

Rhonda said...

Just lovely!!!I don't think about kraft and black enough. Need to change that.

Lea L. said...

This is beautiful! I love the bit of texture that you've given the kraft background, and the stamping is fabulous!! Love it!

Maureen said...

I am totally feeling the love of kraft and black, Duchess and was working away tonight on my card. I've put a pop of razzleberry on my card!! LOL Couldn't resist using some new patterned paper that arrived at Dad's house today :) Some MME an BG and Jillibean Soup...some Lost and Found and lots of Christamas collections :) Have a great weekend!! We made it through the first WHOLE week!! Yay!! and cheers!!

Kristel Louisa said...

I truly admire your blog! I think you're really amazing :) I used to make lots of cards when I was a little girl! Your work is just fantastic :)

en la moda

Dana F. said...

There's something so classic and CLASSY about that color combo - and card! Fabulous, Aimes :)

Jenny said...

oooo that bamboo just suits the black and Kraft so well, what a yummy card :)
Jenny x

Ida said...

Fabulous! Very classic looking.
Love your use of the Linen Texture plate.

Unknown said...

I love the mix of black and kraft...and that distressing on the Kraft is to die for as well! The fact that you used a card/sketch with Kraft cardstock makes this card fit perfectly into our current challenge at The Kraft Journal! We'd love it if you would consider entering it for a chance to win!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW!! I'm so impressed by how you always manage to make your cards so stylish and clean - this is absolutely amazing - love it!

Julie said...

I was fairly certain I had come over here and commented but apparently not. :) YOUR CARD IS GORGEOUS, Aimes!! Love every single element of it, especially the use of that distressed impression plate...that thing gets me every time!! :)

Anonymous said...

That's a great combo and a lovely card! Well done!

Mandy said...

Such a fab and kraft look wonderful together!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Your distressing of the kraft cardstock is so pretty and I love the silhouette look of the black foliage! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Kraft Journal!

Lynn said...

beautiful card!

Laurie said...

THUD!! That was my jaw hitting the floor. Fabulously stunning. WOW!!

Laurie said...

And I ADORE that texture!! ;)

Amy Kolling said...

The linen side of this IP is my most favorite of all time! LOVE how you added dimension with it here. And missy, I think you just sold me on that stamp set!!! Just stunning!

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